El Paso County Central Committee Meeting

Upcoming Central Committee Meeting

August 21, 2021

2:00 pm In-person registration, 2:30 Gavel down

In Person: IBEW Union Hall,

2150 Naegele Rd Colorado Springs CO 80904
or virtually via Zoom.

 

What is Central Committee?

 

The El Paso County Central Committee is the governing body of the El Paso County Democratic Party while the County Assembly/Convention is not in session. The officers of the Central Committee are the County Party Chair, 1st Vice Chair, 2nd Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.

Am I on the Central Committee?

 

Central Committee Membership includes:

  • The County Party officers: Chair, 1st Vice Chair, 2nd Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. 

  • The Chairs of district committees in El Paso County. Districts include State House Districts 14-21, State Senate Districts 9-12, County Commissioner Districts 1-5. District information.

  • Precinct Organizers of all precincts in the county. Note that Adoptive Precinct Organizers are NOT members of the Central Committee. An Adoptive Precinct Organizer is someone who does not reside in the precinct but is acting as Precinct Organizer until a resident of the precinct is found for the position.

  • Democratic elected officials who reside in El Paso County.

 

Timeline

Informational Webinar: Bylaws Update Informational Meeting
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Tues, August 3, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM               
Registration link. Anyone may attend.

This is a Question and Answer session on the proposed bylaw update. Please come prepared with questions.

Deadline for Submitting Amendments to Proposed Bylaws
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Friday, August 13, 2021
by Midnight
Amendment Submission Page

See details below on proposing an amendment.

Central Committee Meeting
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Saturday, August 21, 2021
2 pm In-person Registration, 2:30 Gavel down
Register using the link in your Official Call email

In-person location:

IBEW Union Hall,  2150 Naegele Rd.

Colorado Springs CO 80904

 


Tentative Meeting Agenda
 

Time
Item
2:00 PM
Doors open, In-person registration begins
2:20 PM
Virtual meeting begins
2:30 PM
Gavel down, meeting starts
2:40 PM
Special guest speakers
3:00 PM
Ratification of filled vacancies
3:10 PM
Discussion and vote on bylaws update
3:50 PM
Information on 2022 Caucus/Assembly
4:00 PM
Gavel down, meeting ends
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
In-person voting / Socializing
6:00 PM
Doors close
 

Bylaws Update
Not having been updated for four years, the El Paso County Democratic Party Bylaws have undergone a major revision in 2021 by the Bylaws and Rules Committee. In the upcoming Central Committee Meeting, we will vote on whether or not to accept these changes. The changes include reorganizing the document for readability and clarity. Due to the major structural changes to that end, revisions in the document are not marked. Please see the presentation below for highlights of the changes made. Note that all links in the PDF document are clickable including the page numbers in the table of contents.

Proposed Bylaws Update
Major Changes


Supplementary Documents
Colorado Democratic Party Code of Conduct
Colorado Democratic Party Neutrality Policy
2021 Colorado Legislature Election Law Changes
Colorado Democratic Party Fair Campaign Practices (link TBD)


How To Propose An Amendment to the Proposed Bylaws
To propose an amendment to the proposed bylaws, you must file an amendment form by Friday, August 13, 2021. To keep the meeting to a manageable length, no amendments will be accepted from the floor at the Central Committee Meeting.  All amendments must be proposed in advance.

Voting
All voting will take place online with an opportunity to complete your vote in-person at the meeting.  Those who cannot attend the live meeting, either in-person or virtually, will still have the opportunity to vote through an extended voting period. No proxies or alternates will be allowed. Committee members will receive an email with detailed voting instructions approximately 3 days prior to the meeting. The voting period is tentatively set to Thursday, Aug. 19 @ 8:00 AM - Sunday, Aug. 22 @ 8:00 AM.